A Tale Told over Cocktails: 'Bottle of Rum'

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Wayne Curtis says a friend told him that becoming interested in rum for historical reasons is like becoming interested in sex because of Darwin. Crown Publishing hide caption

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The history of the New World is intertwined with the history of rum. That's the view Wayne Curtis takes in his book And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails. Curtis elaborates in a conversation with Debbie Elliott.

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